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Southern Miss News – Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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Welcome to the daily email for media members that includes news and notes from The University of Southern Mississippi. Today’s message includes news releases about USM School of Social Work students handing out Thanksgiving Golden Baskets to needy residents along the Gulf Coast; eight USM graduate students in psychology who have received travel grants from the Graduate Competitive Travel Award program and a preview of the Holiday Choral Spectacular set for later this month in Hattiesburg.

Media inquiries can be directed to Van Arnold at 601.266.5568 or van.arnold@usm.edu or David Tisdale at 601.266.4499 or d.g.tisdale@usm.edu.

Today’s Top Story

USM’s Student-Led Golden Baskets Project Supports Coastal Families

Students, faculty and staff from The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Gulf Park campus in Long Beach are making the upcoming holiday season a little brighter for several local families.

On Friday, Nov. 16, the 2018 Thanksgiving Golden Baskets were presented to 58 individuals (19 adults and 39 children) across the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

https://news.usm.edu/article/usm-s-student-led-golden-baskets-project-supports-coastal-families

Additional News Releases

Psychology Graduate Students Awarded Travel Grants

Eight graduate students in The University of Southern Mississippi’s (USM) School of Psychology are recipients of funding from the Graduate Competitive Travel Award (GCTA) program, which supports travel to national or international-level professional conference or exhibitions for presentation of research or creative work.

The Graduate Competitive Travel Award (GCTA) program is jointly funded by the USM Graduate School and the Vice President for Research.

http://news.usm.edu/article/psychology-graduate-students-awarded-travel-grants

Symphony Orchestra and Choral Activities Present Holiday Choral Spectacular November 27 & 29

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Symphony Orchestra and USM Choral Activities will present the Annual Holiday Choral Spectacular on Nov. 27 & 29. Both performances are set for 7:30 p.m. at the Main Street Baptist Church in Hattiesburg, Miss. The event is presented in part by the generous support of Partners for the Arts.

http://news.usm.edu/article/symphony-orchestra-and-choral-activities-present-holiday-choral-spectacular-november-27-29

Photo/Video Opportunity

The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection is one of North America's leading research centers in the field of children's literature. The Collection holds the original manuscripts and illustrations of more than 1,300 authors and illustrators, as well as 180,000+ published books dating from 1530 to the present. The collection is located on the second floor of Cook Library on the Hattiesburg campus. To schedule coverage, call Van Arnold or David Tisdale.

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Recognized with the prestigious Carnegie Community Engagement classification, Southern Miss continues its commitment to cultivate and sustain stronger communities through the work of the Center for Community Engagement. 

About The University of Southern Mississippi

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites in central and southern Mississippi, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 76 public universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Foundation’s "higher research activity" designation for doctoral universities, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and sport venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 40 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of approximately 15,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 35 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 21 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 16 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit usm.edu.